The mystical and holy land of Nepal holds the mysteries of nature, mankind and mountains. This is beautifully tucked between China and India. Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise. Offering a perfect combination of the Himalayan view, ancient shrines and temples, golden pagodas, fascinating hill villages, and jungle wildlife, Nepal is undoubtedly one of the greatest destinations to explore. Kathmandu it is capital, once thought to be a mythical and inaccessible Shangri-la. Visit the Monkey temple, the valleys oldest and sacred shrine, mingle with the locals amidst the Durbar Square’s monuments or join mountain trekkers in the bustling Thamel District.
Some of the other popular places to visit are Pokhara known for its scenic lake Phewa, Lumbini the birthplace of the Buddha, Sagarmatha home to the world’s highest peak Mt Everest, Chitwan recognized as the UNESCO world heritage site and Janakpur offering a perfect blend of history, culture, and religion believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama’s consort, Sita.
Tourists who visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa. Tourist entry visa can be obtained from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad.
For more details please visit – http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
BUSINESS HOURS in the Valley
Banks operates between 10 am to 3.30 pm Sunday- Thursday. Fridays, banks operates until 12 pm
Government offices opens from 9 am to 5 p.m. from Monday- Friday. Business offices operates 10 am to 5 p.m from Sunday- Friday.
Government Offices: 10 am – 5 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. Fridays till 3 pm.
Banks: 10 am to 3 pm. Sunday- Thursday.
Fridays, banks remain open until 12 pm.
Business offices opens from 10 am till 5 pm from Sunday -Friday.
Embassies and international organizations 9 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. Shops are open between 10 am – 8 pm and are closed on Saturdays.
Nepal has a climate which varies as per its topography and altitude. Dry season from October to May and the monsoon (wet) season from June to September.
September to November, is the best time of the year to be in Nepal. When monsoon just ends, the countryside is green and lush. This the period when Nepal is most beautiful and have plenty of colorful festivals to enjoy.
The official currency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee (Code: NPR). This is subdivided into 100 paisa. Pounds, Dollars and Euro are easily accepted everywhere in Nepal.
In Nepal the standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and M in Nepal.
English is widely spoken in Nepal, especially in areas of tourist interest. The accents and grammar may vary considerably as the different ethnic groups have their own language or dialects, but Nepalese is the national language.